King's Manor Courtyard

Linked Pasts VIII Symposium

COST Action SEADDA will be hosting Linked Pasts VIII in person in York, UK from 29 November to 1 December 2022, along with asynchronous online participation taking place 24-28 November.

The annual Linked Pasts symposium brings together scholars, heritage professionals and other practitioners with an interest in Linked Open Data as applied to the study of the ancient and historical world. Panels and working groups at Linked Pasts are more goal-oriented than a conventional academic conference, and activities and agendas are often proposed, developed and revised by all participants at the event itself. The Linked Pasts Symposium is a formal partner of the Pelagios Network.

The eighth instalment of Linked Pasts will be hosted in-person from 29 November to 1 December 2022 by the Archaeology Data Service at the University of York and the COST Action Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Age (SEADDA). Some activities during the symposium will be asynchronous and online, with work or discussions taking place in whatever medium is most appropriate to the activity and community in question. These activities will take place Nov 24–28 (remote).

Participation in the conference is free, but advance registration is required.

Please register here.

Travel funding may be available for in-person participation.

Linked Pasts VIII will be a hybrid symposium. It will be possible to attend keynotes virtually, and we will run up to three concurrent hybrid activities in breakout seminar rooms, where attendees can interact both in person and online. Additional working group activities may be facilitated online.

You will have the opportunity to express your interest in proposing an activity in the registration form. Please express your interest no later than 1 October.

All activities will take place in The King’s Manor, Department of Archaeology, University of York.

29 November, 2022
12:30-13:00 – Registration
13:00-13:30 – Welcome
13.30-14.30 – Keynote or Plenary 1
14.30-15.00 – Break
15:00-16:00 – Proposals for breakout sessions
16.00-17.30 – Breakout sessions
17:30-19:30 – Poster session and Reception

30 November, 2022
9:30-10:00 – Registration
10:00-10:30 – Check-in for the day’s activities
10:30-12.30 – Breakout sessions
12:30-14:00 – Lunch
14:00-15:00 – Keynote or Plenary 2
15:00-17:30 – Breakout sessions
17:30-18:30 – Reception

1 December, 2022
9:30-10:00 – Registration
10:00-11:00 – Breakout Reporting
11:00-11.30 – Discussion and future steps
11.30-12.00 – Break
12:00-13:00 – Keynote or Plenary 3
13:00-13.30 – General Wrap-up

Holly Wright, Tim Evans

Programme Committee
Gabriel Bodard, Institute of Classical Studies, and Digital Humanities, University of London
Holly Wright – Archaeology Data Service, University of York
Tim Evans, Archaeology Data Service, University of York
Leif Isaksen, University of Exeter
Katherine McDonough, The Alan Turing Institute
Piraye Hacıgüzeller, University of Antwerp

SEADDA hosting Linked Pasts VIII